Purchasing Director Designate

Purchasing Director Designate
Competitive salary

Our client is one of the leading suppliers of electrical and mechanical workshop equipment, supplying a wide range of markets, including DIY, Automotive, Industrial and Export worldwide.
A fantastic opportunity has opened up for a Purchasing Director Designate reporting directly to the Managing Director.
You will have a wealth of experience at a senior management level running teams of buyers sourcing a large range of finished goods mainly in China and the Far East, ideally within power tools sector. You will also be purchasing product within the EU.

You will also be responsible for:
• Selection of all new products for wholesale & retail trade
• Sign off on all stock purchase orders and pricing
• Full stock availability
• Identifying products and ranges to enhance the product offering
• Working with the buying, testing and marketing teams to make sure products come to market within given time frames
• Scheduling all new product testing and product evaluation with the in house engineering team to meet current directives
• Viewing all goods inward Quality Control reports, new product evaluation reports, warranty reports and making company decisions as to next course of action
• Deciding with the team what items will be deleted from the range
• Working with marketing team to identify products for promotional activity
• Managing the flow of new products from import through the new product engineering team and then private label development with marketing
• Setting the Trade and Retail prices for all newly selected products based on company margin requirements
• Ongoing review of retail market to ensure that current and new products are competitive
• Selection of inbound shipping agencies.

Key Skills Required:
• A proven track record of procurement and management experience (essential) at least 10 years in a management position
• Entrepreneurial person with a can do attitude.
• Experience of direct imports of finished consumer products from the Far East is essential
• Ability to understand and influence key financial purchasing issues and senior team members
• Ability to explain, present and influence in a clear, concise, compelling and consistent manner
• Ability to plan, prioritise and delegate to achieve deadlines
• Ability to make difficult decisions
• Knowledge of the key market commodities, the processes and the major suppliers
• Proven track record of leading teams
• Excellent, clear and concise communication skills.

Salary is commensurate with this senior position

• Annual salary review
• Bonuses twice yearly
• Healthcare
• 20 days holiday
• Company Contribution Pension scheme
• Life Assurance
• Daily lunch option
• On-site parking

If you have the relevant skills and experience for this role, please apply with your CV in word format Now!

Job Summary

Job Title Purchasing Director Designate
Location Epping,Essex
Job Type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Last Updated 11/07/2018
Reference SF41206
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